Chairman LaValle’s Statement on the NY-1 Democratic Primary
The importance regarding the details of how Throne-Holst won the Democratic primary must not be overlooked either. Until today, the Democratic primary was too close to call, with Throne- Holst leading Dave Calone by a mere 29 votes when polls closed a couple Tuesdays ago. We have learned about both Democratic candidates through their ads and websites, and I think it is imperative that we now learn that one of them is willing to bend the rules if it means securing a victory. Throne-Holst won this primary in part by bringing corrupt Bill de Blasio tactics and Manhattan voters to Suffolk County.
In a June 30th Newsday article entitled “Nail-Biter of a Primary,” it was reported that “the Throne-Holst campaign made an appeal this month to supporters with homes in Manhattan, reminding them that they could change their voter registration to Suffolk County and request an absentee ballot.’
Inciting those who are residents of Manhattan for the majority of the year – a likely ten months out of twelve – to be able to influence our community is unacceptable. They do not have the same stake in the outcome; and they don’t have the same invested in Suffolk County as its year-long residents. Throne-Holst should be ashamed of the tactics she used to win this primary.